Our Little Farm: Adventures in Sustainable Living

Category: Book
Translated By: Billinghurst, Jane
By (author): Wohlleben, Miriam
By (author): Wohlleben, Peter
Series: David Suzuki Institute
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  GARDENING / Vegetables
  HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction
  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Greystone Books
Published: September 2023
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*

From Peter Wohlleben, the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, and his wife, Miriam, comes an inspired, practical memoir of creating a sustainable homestead amongst the trees.

Called "a veritable tree whisperer" by the Wall Street Journal, Peter Wohlleben is known across the world for his illuminating books about forests and how to help them thrive. Now, the German forester invites readers into his home for the first time in Our Little Farm, describing the steps he and his wife, Miriam, have taken to live sustainably and in harmony with nature.

Peter and Miriam moved from the city to a remote forest lodge in the early nineties. Amidst juggling careers and raising a young family, they learned how to plant and rotate crops, harvest and preserve nature's bounty, and tend to the unique needs of their animals and environment. Along the way, they made mistakes and abandoned some projects (sheep raising was not their thing) but maintained a sense of joy in their shared goal.

Brimming with insights, wisdom, and tips on everything from constructing farm buildings to choosing the perfect chicken, Our Little Farm shows that, with a little grit, humor, and self-compassion, it's possible to live according to our values and to care for the earth even as we care for ourselves, our homes, and our families.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

Review Quote*

"A great source of inspiration for anyone wishing to become more self-sufficient."-Kirkus review

"A wonderfully inspired story of soil, food, chickens, and goats, sharing the joys, insights, and challenges of a couple rising to a more sustainable living."- David R. Montgomery, coauthor of The Hidden Half of Nature and What Your Food Ate

"A wonderful invitation into the journey of making a livelihood locally."-Chris Smaje, author of A Small Farm Future and Saying NO to a Farm-Free Future